Supercross racing coming here next Friday
By Ann M. Webb
Pierce County Fair Coordinator
High-flying, fast-paced dirt bike and ATV racing will be featured as the preview show for this summer’s premier event, the Pierce County Fair, this Friday at the fairgrounds grandstand in Ellsworth.
You will see racers jump 70-foot triples, navigate bermed corners and pound thru the whoops. Local racers are invited to sign up for the races--as young as four-years-old and as old as 50. Pit gates and sign up will open at 3 p.m., practice will start at 6 p.m. (for race entrants only), and the racing will start at 7 p.m.
A Supercross Race contains 21 different classes, five ATV classes and 16 dirt bike classes. The program consists of a Heat Race and a Main Event, and every person who signs up will race twice. The Heat Race determines what gate pick the rider gets for the Main Event and the Main Event will determine what trophy the rider gets. There will also be an intermission race for Pit Bikes.For racing information, check out www.motokazie.com and click on the SX menu.Are you a spectator and not a participant? That’s great, too! Come early to enjoy the first fair food of the season along with the Miller/Leinies Social Garden opening at 5 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 6 p.m. So come early, get a bite to eat, have a drink and get set for an exciting night of fast-paced entertainment.With the generous support of the following businesses, the Pierce County Fair is able to offer this pre-fair motocross event. Appreciation is extended to Viking Coca-Cola, General Beer Northwest, Plummer Concrete, The Service Agency, Ellsworth Ford Inc., Denton Achenbach-State Farm Insurance, Custom Remodelers, G. L. Berg Entertainment, Stockholm Town Mutual Insurance and Richardson Electric.Appreciation is also extended to the motocross committee members Cole Langer, Cory Huppert, Jay McGrath, Brad Kemmerer and Ron Kinneman for volunteering their time and efforts to help make this event a success.For other fair-related events, check out www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.php, watch local papers for the fair flyer or call 715-273-6874.